Broken Pool Fence Glass on the Gold Coast

Broken Pool Fence Glass on the Gold Coast? Some suggestions that can help.

We are not saying that if you have a glass pool fence installed that damages are unavoidable, however, incidents do happen and damages can occur. This could be as a result of a range of reasons, stones from lawn mowers or other gardening machinery, hefty objects coming into contact with the edge of the glass panel, or purely something heavy falling on it from a height. Even though all glass screens for pool fencing have been toughened they can still form tiny, sharp fragments of glass after a crack. All Australian Pool fences should meet the Australian Standard AS/NZS2208 and are classified as “Grade A Toughened Safety Glass”. That means that there should be no shards of glass but rather a pile of small glass cubes, they look harmless enough but can create hairline little cuts to your skin if not handled properly. That is why we wanted to tell you what to do if you have a Broken Pool Fence.

First off is to see to it that nobody enters the area without any footwear, and if possible move as much glass from the boundary of the pool. If you’re lucky and your glass panel is not in the direct vicinity of the pool then you can start to clean it up straight away. You will have to use a normal broom that as rigid as possible otherwise you will find it quite difficult to sweep it up. Next, take into consideration the weight of a glass panel (up to 70kg), that indicates that there is this amount of glass in weight on the ground and you will need a strong container to transfer it to. Don’t try and use any kind of plastic bag, just think it should be a container that can handle the weight.

Try not to handle the broken glass from the Broken Pool Fence at all with exposed hands, a decent pair of garden gloves should be a minimum step– if you have something tougher, use those. It is also ideal to use a metal dustpan if you have one, a plastic one will do the job but you may find it struggle to hold all the mass of the glass. Once you have gathered all the glass from the area outside of the pool, then it is time to retrieve the glass from the pool. Some swimming or diving goggles is most ideal to use here and the glass pieces will be a lot easier to see if not in direct sunlight. Use the dustpan under the water to scoop as much as possible. A convenient trick is to then place a sieve or some type of netting over the basket of your filter box and use the vacuum hose of your pool pump to retrieve the rest. This will stop any glass going through your filter system and causing potential damage.

Once you have removed the glass from the Broken Pool Fence as best you can it is time to find a glass pool fence company that supply and install replacement screens. Not all glass pool fence contractors will do this as it can be very costly and difficult to predict the time required for each individual job. Bear in mind this will not be the exact price as you bought your glass pool fence per metre for, as much of the cost will be in labour, not materials. Most panels require at least two people to lift them and often two site visits are typically required. One time to evaluate the specifications of the replacement panel, and the next visit to mount it. Prices can vary a lot on this kind of restoration job and we have found pricing on the market anywhere between $500 – $1000 per panel. The size of the panel will not change this cost by much because as mentioned before, the majority of this fee is attributed to labour.

It is always best to be sure that you have cleaned up as much of the glass from the Broken Pool Fence as possible as most companies will charge more for cleaning. This can turn out be very expensive as you would be paying tradesmen by the hour to scoop glass – so best to have it done before they arrive.

If you wish to learn more about your pool fence, ways to avoid breakages, steps to take for maintenance, or perhaps get a free quote on a replacement pool fence, then call us on 1300 937 902 and take a look at a few of our success stories at Absolut Custom Glass

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